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Cannot delete file

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by Martin Krag, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Martin Krag

    Martin Krag Guest


    Filename is too long?

    Computer Complaining Your Filename Is Too Long? The Long Path Tool

    While most people can go about their business blissfully unaware of
    the Windows Explorer path length limit, others are not so lucky.
    Everything seems normal until one day you download a file or create a
    new folder in a directory and try to use it, and it happens. You try
    to open or delete your file and the annoying “path too long” appears
    on screen, telling you that Windows Explorer can’t handle the file
    because the path is longer than the allowed length.

    You see, while Windows itself can handle paths up to 32,000
    long, Windows Explorer can only handle up to 256 characters. This
    means that you need a special path too long utility to make your file
    usable again. The Long Path Tool is one such utility that will allow
    you to deal with your files or folders that are triggering the “path
    too long” message. What exactly can it do?

    Well, first of all it will let you delete these files or folders if
    you just don’t want to deal with them anymore. The most annoying
    about the Windows Explorer path limit is that it won’t even let you
    delete the files or folders that are causing problems; it just gives
    you an annoying “cannot delete file” message. With the Long Path
    you can delete an undeletable file or folder easily.

    Of course, you probably won’t always want to delete the file.
    Sometimes you just need whatever’s in it. Fortunately, the Long Path
    Tool also allows you to rename files or folders, or copy or move them
    around so that Windows Explorer will stop giving you the “path too
    long” message. It’s a quick process that will make your files
    functional again.

    So, if you’re getting the “path too long” message or the “cannot
    delete file” message, and need a utility that will quickly eliminate
    the problem, the Long Path tool is the way to go. You’ll be able to
    delete or rename your files in no time.

    Martin Krag, Mar 26, 2011
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